The ICC Social Impact Award Honors JK Tyre for Outstanding Water Conservation Initiative

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JK Tyre received this award for its exceptional efforts in conserving water in the Clean Water and Sanitation area.

 

At the sixth annual Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Social Impact Awards 2024, held in Kolkata, the Indian tyre manufacturing giant JK Tyre & Industries was honoured for the water conservation efforts that they have undertaken. The judges recognised JK Tyre’s Water Conservation Project as the clear winner in the Clean Water and Sanitation category. The project’s outstanding performance accomplished this. Dr C.V. Ananda Bose, the Honourable Governor of West Bengal, handed over the award to Mr BS Dagar, Head of Internal Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility of JK Tyre & Industries.

 

To enable local communities to attain water self-sufficiency, JK Tyre has implemented several water conservation projects in the villages adjacent to its production sites. These activities are part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. In the past five years, the firm has successfully constructed more than one hundred water conservation buildings, providing additional water sources for the public’s consumption. By implementing improved water conservation practices, these programmes have considerably improved the lives of nearly two hundred thousand people.

 

Dr Raghupati Singhania, Chairman and Managing Director of JK Tyre & Industries, made the following statement in response to the accomplishment: “Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives emphasise addressing the needs of marginalised communities, including women, children, and the elderly. This ensures that our efforts have a meaningful impact where it matters the most.” We are pleased to report that the water conservation programmes we have implemented have resulted in significant improvements in the lives of individuals, therefore contributing to the community’s prosperity. This distinction demonstrates our ongoing commitment to using environmentally responsible methods and prioritising the well-being of our community. I want to express my gratitude to the Indian Chamber of Commerce for acknowledging our efforts and confirming that we are heading in the right direction.

 

The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the organisation that gives out the ICC Social Impact Awards. The purpose of these awards is to recognise and celebrate social impact projects carried out by corporate organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and implementing agencies all over India for actions aligned with social change and upliftment. The ICC Social Impact Awards in India are awarded with Consultivo, the knowledge and evaluation partner. These awards are among the most sought social and corporate social responsibility honours on a national level.

 

JK Tyre acknowledges the significant contribution that local communities have made to their success and is committed to creating a positive impact on the well-being of those areas. The corporation’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives tackle significant social, economic, and environmental concerns to empower and elevate local communities.

 

About JK Tyre & Industries Limited

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., the flagship firm of the JK Group, is ranked among the top 25 producers in the world. In 1977, the company was the first to manufacture a radial tyre, and it is today the market leader in the Truck Bus Radial area. The company was a pioneer in the development of radial technology. The company offers comprehensive solutions for various vehicle categories, including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, farming and off-road vehicles, and two-wheelers and three-wheelers. In addition to having more than 180 distributors worldwide, JK Tyre is a worldwide force present in 105 countries. Altogether, the company’s twelve sustainable manufacturing plants, nine of which are located in India and three of which are located in Mexico, are responsible for the production of around 32 million tyres on an annual basis. In addition, the company possesses a robust network that includes over 6000 dealers and over 650 dedicated brand shops known as Steel Wheels and Xpress Wheels dealers.



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